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PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2016 2:31 pm 
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Let this be a referral thread for current and future news/updates on anything about Philippine Infrastructure projects, year 2016 and on-ward...

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The Mega Manila Infrastructure Roadmap
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The Roadmap for Transport Infrastructure Development for Metro Manila and Region III & IV-A was a project conducted from March 2013 to March 2014, which draws an integrated transport masterplan towards 2030 for the sustainable development in the National Capital Region in the Philippines. This video introduces the concept of the roadmap study as well as the proposed “Dream Plan” in order to mitigate worsening traffic congestions, increasing hazard risks and other urban issues in Mega Manila.



Link: http://www.manilalivewire.com/2015/06/the-mega-manila-infrastructure-roadmap/

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Nice thread mang Robert :toast:

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Nice thread...for sure this will be another informative thread basta walang halong politics...
BTW, kasama ba dito ang mga structures like bagong SM, Ayala, Robinsons, etc? :D

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thanks guys!

anything involving infrastructure within the metro and all over the philippines. mahirap kasi merong mga posts reporting about this, pero natatabunan ng ibang posts within that threads at least dito, iisa lang pupuntahan in case me gustong i=check na information.

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MEGA MANILA INFRASTRUCTURE ROADMAP (Long Ver.)

"The Roadmap for Transport Infrastructure Development for Metro Manila and Its Surrounding Areas (Region III & IV-A)" was a project conducted from March 2013 to March 2014, which draws an integrated transport masterplan towards 2030 for the sustainable development in the National Capital Region in the Philippines. This video introduces the concept of the roadmap study as well as the proposed "Dream Plan" in order to mitigate worsening traffic congestions, increasing hazard risks and other urban issues in Mega Manila.

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Central Luzon gets P26.3 B for infra projects
By Manny Galvez (The Philippine Star) | Updated February 1, 2016 - 12:00am


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The DPWH plans to step up spending in order to finish major road networks in Central Luzon, including the Baler-Casiguran Road in Aurora, the Canili Bypass Road, also in Aurora, as well as some 40 bridges and flood control projects. File photo

CABANATUAN CITY, Philippines – At least P26.3 billion has been earmarked by the national government for infrastructure development in Central Luzon this year.

Antonio Molano Jr., Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) regional director, said the amount represents a huge increase from last year’s P18.9 billion.

Molano said Nueva Ecija got the largest part of this year’s budget with P6.3 billion, followed by Tarlac, P5 billion; Pampanga, P4 billion; Bulacan, P2.7 billion; Zambales, P2.2 billion; Aurora, P1.19 billion, and Bataan, P1.5 billion.

The DPWH plans to step up spending in order to finish major road networks in the region, including the Baler-Casiguran Road in Aurora, the Canili Bypass Road, also in Aurora, as well as some 40 bridges and flood control projects.

Molano said the DPWH regional office has allocated P672 million for flood management projects.

Lorie Malaluan, DPWH assistant regional director, said the amount includes foreign-assisted projects.

Arthur Santos, regional planning officer, said the budget department originally proposed P28 billion, but this was reduced to P26.3 billion.

Santos said the implementation of projects along the Maharlika Highway, Manila North Road and Jose Abad Santos Avenue, formerly Gapan-Olongapo Road, would be in full swing.

http://www.philstar.com/nation/2016/02/01/1548296/central-luzon-gets-p26.3-b-infra-projects

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Japan outlines development projects for Mindanao
February 2, 2016 PNA

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA) outlined 26 anchor projects for peace and development in Mindanao under the final draft of the proposed Bangsamoro Development Plan (BDP) 2 or the Medium- to Long-Term Development Plan.

The Development Plan is among components of JICA’s Comprehensive Capacity Development Project for the Bangsamoro and is meant to act as useful reference or guide for the future development undertaking not just in the proposed Bangsamoro area but also in other Mindanao regions.

This week, BDA and the JICA study team presented the final draft to local and international stakeholders at a seminar in Manila.

“Regardless of the outcome of the peace process, JICA assures strong support and committed assistance towards achieving peace and development in the Mindanao region,” said JICA Chief Representative Noriaki Niwa.

Through BDP 2, JICA looks forward to continue working closely with the Philippine government, stakeholders and other development partners in realizing balanced and equitable development for all the people of Mindanao.

Taking off from the BDP 1 Study prepared for the transitional period, BDP 2 identified anchor projects including support for agricultural cooperatives; road rehabilitation and upgrading; ports and airport improvement; Greater Cotabato City urban infrastructure; communal irrigation; economic corridor development; economic zones; abaca, coco coir and sugar industrial cluster development; agri-based projects (goat farming, mixed field crops); seed production center; halal industry promotion; open market; cold chain facilities; community-based forest and coastal management; mini hydro-power development as well as Mindanao river basin integrated watershed and flood management projects.

Such projects derive from the 16 programs in BDP 2 within the development agenda of broad-based inclusive growth, pump-priming, alternative socio-economy and enhanced resources management initiatives to ensure inclusive development in Bangsamoro.

JICA noted consultations with Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) Regional Government, Mindanao Development Authority (MINDA) and existing government set-up of ARMM will help ensure effective and sustainable implementation of development projects.

BDP 2 aims to create 550,000 additional jobs in Mindanao by 2022 and a 7.4 percent annual GDP.

Japan is a strategic development partner of the Philippines.

Through JICA, Japan has been supporting the peace and development process in the region since 2002 with assistance to the ARMM Social Fund for Peace and Development.

Since then, Japan’s official development assistance to Mindanao totaled some 15.1 billion yen.

http://www.update.ph/2016/02/japan-outlines-development-projects-for-mindanao/2317

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After 7 years, San Miguel unit to start building MRT7
MRT7 involves the construction of train stations from San Jose del Monte, Bulacan to Quezon City, among others
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Published 6:49 PM, February 15, 2016
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GOOD NEWS. If everything goes to plan, MRT7 construction will be completed in August 2019.

MANILA, Philippines – Seven years since the Metro Rail Transit Line 7 (MRT7) was awarded, winning concessionaire San Miguel Corporation-backed Universal LRT Corporation BVI Limited (ULC) is finally ready to start the construction of the much-awaited rail system this February.

This was after the MRT7 concessionaire fully complied with the financial closure requirements.

We have already submitted required documents to the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) last week, certifying commitment from us and our banks to provide financing facilities for the project," ULC Chairman Ramon Ang said in a statement on Monday, February 15.

The rail component of the MRT7 project involves the construction of a 22.8-kilometer rail-transit system that will operate 108 rail cars in a 3-car train configuration, with a daily passenger capacity ranging from 448,000 to 850,000.

It also involves the construction of 14 train stations starting from San Jose del Monte, Bulacan, to North Avenue, Quezon City. It will be connected to the existing MRT3 and Light Rail Transit Line 1 (LRT1) via a common station on EDSA.


Financial closure

With the submission of the documents, San Miguel's ULC has achieved financial closure under the terms of the MRT7's concession agreement.

Financial closure is the last remaining hurdle for San Miguel before construction can begin on the MRT7, after the company received a performance undertaking from the Department of Finance (DOF) in August 2014.

The construction of the P62.7-billion ($1.32-billion) railway public-private partnership (PPP) project has been delayed for over 7 years, after San Miguel initially failed to secure a performance undertaking.

It also faced delays due to a change in the terms of the deal, which is the location of the proposed common station on EDSA.

MRT7's 25-year concession agreement calls for the common station to be located near SM City-North EDSA.

But DOTC had decided to transfer it near Ayala Land, Incorporated’s TriNoma mall, adjacent to SM City North, saying that it will "benefit commuters more."

The DOTC in 2008 signed a contract with ULC to undertake the construction of the railway system.

San Miguel, through subsidiary San Miguel Holdings Corporation, has a 51% interest in ULC, which in turn holds a 25-year concession for the railway-cum-road project.

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Having achieved financial closure, the contract for the construction of MRT7 is now deemed "contract effective" under the terms of the deal.

The MRT7 concessionaire said it has asked the DOTC to determine the date for the project's groundbreaking.

Meanwhile, the MRT7 construction timeline submitted by MRT7 contractor Hyundai Rotem-EEI consortium has been approved by the DOTC.

The construction timeline calls for the commencement of the MRT7 construction and construction-related activities on February 18 this year and the completion on August 17, 2019. – Rappler.com

http://www.rappler.com/business/industries/208-infrastructure/122572-mrt7-groundbreaking-san-miguel-ulc?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=referral



San Miguel preparing to break ground on MRT-7
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Posted at 02/15/16 7:29 PM

MANILA - San Miguel Corporation is now preparing to break ground on the Metro Rail Transit Line 7 (MRT-7) project after finally completing the financial closure requirements of the concession agreement.

"We have already submitted required documents to the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) last week, certifying commitment from us and our banks to provide financing facilities for the project," San Miguel president Ramon Ang said in a statement.

The MRT-7 project is a 22-kilometer-long rail line that will run from the North EDSA area in Quezon City to San Francisco del Monte in Bulacan via Commonwealth Avenue.

Ang also serves as chairman of MRT-7 concessionaire Universal LRT Corp. (ULC), which is partly-owned by San Miguel and is the proponent of the billion-peso infrastructure project, which has been delayed due to financing.


San Miguel said that having achieved financial closure, the contract for the construction of MRT-7 is now deemed "Contract Effective" under the terms of the concession agreement.

Meanwhile, the MRT-7 construction timeline submitted by MRT-7 EPC contractor Hyundai Rotem-EEI consortium, has been approved by the DOTC.

The construction timeline calls for the start of the MRT-7 construction and construction-related activities on February 18, 2016, which will be completed on August 17, 2019.

http://news.abs-cbn.com/business/02/15/16/san-miguel-preparing-to-break-ground-on-mrt-7




SMC seals financing for P63B MRT-7 commuter project
Groundbreaking on QC-Bulacan rail line expected soon
By: Daxim L. Lucas
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06:30 PM February 15th, 2016

MANILA — San Miguel Corp. — through its unit Universal LRT Corp BVI Ltd (ULC), the concessionaire of the Metro Rail Transit Line 7 project — “has fully complied with the financial closure requirements” of the concession agreement and has been “preparing to break ground on the vital infrastructure project,” the conglomerate said in a statement.

Once completed, the P63-billion MRT-7 project will connect Quezon City to San Jose, Bulacan via a 22.8-kilometer commuter rail line.

“We have already submitted required documents to the Department of Transportation and Communications last week, certifying commitment from us and our banks to provide financing facilities for the project,” SMC president and ULC chair Ramon Ang said yesterday afternoon.

With the submission of the documents, the MRT-7 concessionaire has achieved financial closure under the terms of the project’s concession agreement.

Having achieved financial closure, the contract for the construction of MRT-7 has been deemed “contract effective” under the terms of the MRT-7 concession agreement, the conglomerate added.

As such, the MRT-7 concessionaire has requested DOTC to determine the date for the project’s groundbreaking.

Meanwhile, the MRT-7 construction timeline submitted by MRT-7 EPC contractor Hyundai Rotem-EEI consortium, has been approved by the DOTC. The construction timeline calls for the commencement of the MRT-7 construction and construction-related activities on February 18, 2016 and completion on August 17, 2019.

The MRT-7 project was awarded to ULC during the previous Arroyo administration, but long delays under the current administration — including an unrelated dispute between the government and the SM and Ayala groups over the location of a central train terminal — delayed its launch date.

Based on initial plans, MRT 7 was estimated to operate as many as 108 rail cars in a three-car train configuration. Capacity was projected at 448,000 passengers a day, but will eventually be expanded to accommodate as many as 850,000 passengers daily. SFM

http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/765012/smc-seals-financing-for-p63b-mrt-7-commuter-project

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Infra to boost IFC exposure in Philippines
By Ted Torres (The Philippine Star) | Updated February 24, 2016 - 12:00am

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IFC principal investment officer for PPP Asia Jesse Ang said they have been investing between $500 million to $700 million in various investment opportunities in the Philippines, most of which go to the power sector. Philstar.com/File

MANILA, Philippines – The International Finance Corp. (IFC) could hike its investments in the Philippines up to $1 billion yearly as it becomes more involved in infrastructure projects.

IFC principal investment officer for PPP Asia Jesse Ang said they have been investing between $500 million to $700 million in various investment opportunities in the Philippines, most of which go to the power sector.

“We can go up to $1 billion if it involves infrastructure projects under public-private partnership (PPP) projects,” Ang said during the IFC forum on PPP in the Philippines.

Ang said they remain interested in financial institutions as it has already invested million of dollars in the past five years.

“We are now looking at major thrift banks which have greater exposures to the small and medium enterprises (SME) sector,” he added.

In a separate press briefing, IFC director for East Asia Pacific Vivek Pathak expressed dissatisfaction over the extent of their investments in Philippine projects.

“We are far below in Philippine investing,” Pathak said.

The IFC director urged the next government to institutionalize the PPP Center and set policies that would encourage more investments in the Philippines.

“New government should build on the gains already achieved, although it is still faced with many challenges,” he told reporters.

Pathak described the Philippines as a model on how to use PPPs to leverage the extensive expertise and resources of the private sector to meet the country’s growing infrastructure needs.

“Philippines has been a leader in PPPs in Asia due to its high level of private sector participation and very effective tapping of private funding for infrastructure,” he pointed out.

The IFC director said institutionalizing the country’s PPP Center as a permanent institution, along with ensuring fairness and transparency in PPP projects - from planning, procurement, and award to implementation - would provide significant long-term benefits for the government, private sector partners, and the public.

“Fairness and transparency attracts more private sector firms to participate in PPP projects”, said Pathak. “More participation leads to competition and helps achieve better bids and more equitable terms for the government and the public.”

IFC acted as transaction adviser on two PPP projects awarded under the Aquino administration.

The NAIA Expressway (Phase II) project for the Department of Public Works and Highways is nearing completion, while the concessionaire of the LRT 1 Cavite Extension and Operations and Maintenance (O&M) project signed a P24 billion ($505-million) loan agreement early this month.

PPP projects require a significant amount of long-term funding and the domestic banks and investors alone won’t be able to solely finance all the projects in a sustainable way.

“Multilateral institutions such as IFC can play a key role in bridging the gap, sharing the risk with domestic financiers, and mobilizing funding from international financers,” Pathak said.

- See more at: http://www.philstar.com/business/2016/0 ... zXdpC.dpuf

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Alsons Renewable to spend $650M for hydro, solar projects
Alsons Renewable will construct a hydroelectric plant along the Siguil River in Maasim, Sarangani
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Published 5:08 PM, February 22, 2016
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SHIFTING FOCUS. Alsons Consolidated Resources, Incorporated, which is expected to contribute 600 megawatts of capacity to Mindanao, is shifting its focus to renewable energy.


MANILA, Philippines – Alsons Renewable Energy Corporation (AREC), a subsidiary of Alsons Consolidated Resources, Incorporated (ACR), earmarked $650 million to pursue investments in hydro and solar projects, with a total generating capacity of 205 megawatts (MW).

"Alsons has a clear strategy for developing RE (renewable energy), starting with hydro," Alsons vice president for business development Joseph Nocos said.

He said investments in hydro power projects will amount to $600 million.

"We have 80 to 90MW of hydro service contracts under application with the DOE (Department of Energy) which we expect the DOE to decide on within the year. If all of those are approved then we will end up with a total hydro portfolio of 180MW which we hope to implement in the next 5 years," Nocos said in a press briefing.

AREC is set to construct a 15MW run-of-river hydroelectric plant along the Siguil River in Maasim, Sarangani this year. Nocos said this will be followed by a 40MW hydro power project in Negros Occidental, and two more hydro projects in Mindanao that "will be rolled out in the next couple of years."

For solar, AREC is looking at developing 20 to 30MW of capacity for $40 million to $45 million.

"The solar projects will be located in General Santos," Nocos added.

Shift to renewable energy

ACR, which is expected to contribute 600MW of capacity to Mindanao, is shifting its focus to RE.

"Our approach is to match the design of what the grid needs. Early 2000s, we were determined that Mindanao will need baseload towards latter part of 2000," Nocos said.

In the next 10 to 15 years, the AREC official said Mindanao wil have enough baseload capacity that other generating companies are also building.

"In the intervening period, between now and 15 years, the opportunity for generating companies is RE space. If we look at RE space, our main interest is hydro and solar," said Nocos.

These RE projects, he added, will "result in improvements" in ACR’s bottomline, as the company is positioned to grow "more prominently" in the power industry in the coming years.

"The ratio between non-RE and RE would be 75:25 in favor of non-RE. If you look at it 10 years on the horizon, the ratio would probably turn out 50:50," Nocos said.

ACR currently operates 3 diesel power plants.

These are the 103MW plant of the Mapalad Power Corporation (MPC) in Iligan City; the 55MW plant of the Southern Philippines Power Corporation (SPPC) in Alabel, Sarangani; and the 100MW plant of the Western Mindanao Power Corporation (WMPC) in Zamboanga City.

All have contributed to alleviating the power shortage in Mindanao.

ACR is developing coal-fired power facilities to help provide a stable source of baseload power for Mindanao and ensure long-term power security for the island.

These facilities include the 105MW San Ramon Power, Incorporated (SRPI) plant in Zamboanga City, and the 210MW Sarangani Energy Corporation (SEC) plant in Maasim, Sarangani.

The first 105MW-section of the SEC plant is now in the advanced stages of testing and commissioning, and will begin commercial operations in the first quarter of 2016 with an initial capacity of 105MW.

The SEC plant is expected to be operating at its full 210MW capacity in 2018.

The SRPI power facility in Zamboanga City is expected to begin construction in 2016 and is slated to operate by 2019.

ACR is under the Alcantara Group, which is also engaged in aquaculture, agribusiness, property development, and services through its other subsidiaries. – Rappler.com

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LIST: 74 provinces qualify for P6.5-B budget on road rehab
(UPDATED) Check whether your province will be upgrading parts of your provincial road network here.
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Published 9:00 AM, January 09, 2016
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MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Seventy-four provinces are eligible to propose provincial road projects for rehabilitation, improvement, and upgrading in 2016 through the KALSADA program.

KALSADA, or Konkreto at Ayos na Lansangan at Daan Tungo sa Pangkalahatang Kaunlaran, is the performance-based devolution program recently launched by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) to institutionalize good governance practices for local government units with respect to local road management.

The program will rehabilitate and upgrade provincial road networks and transfer these assets permanently to provincial governments for maintenance.

Under the program, which was approved as part of the the 2016 General Appropriations Act, the national government will spend P6.5 billion ($138.71 million), the DBM said. Funds will be downloaded through the Local Government Support Fund. (READ: DBM allots P6.5B for road projects in 2016)

Of the 81 provinces, only Misamis Oriental, Davao Occidental, and provinces within the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) were not qualified to join the KALSADA program, according to a list obtained from the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).

Budget chief Florencio Abad said qualified provinces have not only met good governance standards and social development benchmarks, but have also established monitoring and evaluation mechanisms.

Of the 216,016-kilometer road network in the Philippines, provincial governments maintain about 32,000 km of roads. See the list below to know which provinces are eligible to propose road projects through the KALSADA program:

74 PROVINCES ELIGIBLE FOR THE KALSADA PROGRAM

(Source: Office of Project Development Services, DILG)
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   REGION    PROVINCE       REGION    PROVINCE
1    CAR    ABRA    38    V    SORSOGON
2    CAR    APAYAO    39    VI    AKLAN
3    CAR    BENGUET    40    VI    ANTIQUE
4    CAR    IFUGAO    41    VI    CAPIZ
5    CAR    KALINGA    42    VI    GUIMARAS
6    CAR    MT PROVINCE    43    VI    ILOILO
7    I    ILOCOS NORTE    44    NIR    NEGROS OCC
8    I    ILOCOS SUR    45    VII    BOHOL
9    I    LA UNION    46    VII    SIQUIJOR
10    I    PANGASINAN    47    VII    CEBU
11    II    BATANES    48    NIR    NEGROS ORIENTAL
12    II    CAGAYAN    49    VIII    BILIRAN
13    II    ISABELA    50    VIII    EASTERN SAMAR
14    II    NUEVA VIZCAYA    51    VIII    LEYTE
15    II    QUIRINO    52    VIII    NORTHERN SAMAR
16    III    AURORA    53    VIII    SOUTHERN LEYTE
17    III    BATAAN    54    VIII    WESTERN SAMAR/SAMAR
18    III    BULACAN    55    IX    ZAMBOANGA DEL NORTE
19    III    NUEVA ECIJA    56    IX    ZAMBOANGA DEL SUR
20    III    PAMPANGA    57    IX    ZAMBOANGA SIBUGAY
21    III    TARLAC    58    X    BUKIDNON
22    III    ZAMBALES    59    X    CAMIGUIN ISLAND
23    IV-A    BATANGAS    60    X    LANAO DEL NORTE
24    IV-A    CAVITE    61    X    MISAMIS OCCIDENTAL
25    IV-A    LAGUNA    62    XI    COMPOSTELA VALLEY
26    IV-A    QUEZON    63    XI    DAVAO DEL NORTE
27    IV-A    RIZAL    64    XI    DAVAO DEL SUR
28    IV-B    MARINDUQUE    65    XI    DAVAO ORIENTAL
29    IV-B    MINDORO OCC    66    XII    NORTH COTABATO
30    IV-B    MINDORO OR    67    XII    SARANGANI
31    IV-B    PALAWAN    68    XII    SOUTH COTABATO
32    IV-B    ROMBLON    69    XII    SULTAN KUDARAT
33    V    ALBAY    70    CARAGA    AGUSAN DEL NORTE
34    V    CAMARINES NORTE    71    CARAGA    AGUSAN DEL SUR
35    V    CAMARINES SUR    72    CARAGA    DINAGAT ISLAND
36    V    CATANDUANES    73    CARAGA    SURIGAO DEL NORTE
37    V    MASBATE    74    CARAGA    SURIGAO DEL SUR


Approved projects

Abad said the program will also develop the Provincial Road Network Development Plan (PRNDP) for each province and promote the use of an online open data portal as a mechanism for monitoring and evaluating provincial roads.

In partnership with the World Bank and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the government has created a system that uses geo-tagging for reporting on the status of the projects. This can be accessed from the OpenRoads portal.

147 road projects have been approved so far, from 53 provinces. See the list below to find out if your province will be upgrading parts of your road network:

Code:
Region   Province   Name of Project   Length (km)   Total Project Cost   NG Cost   LGU Cost
VI   AKLAN    Rehabilitation/Improvement of Colong-colong-Tul-ang-Rizal-Naligusan-Naile-San Jose-Monlaque Road   14.760   126,204,286.28    100,963,429.02    25,240,857.26
V   CAMARINES NORTE    Upgrading of Daet-San Vicente Road   1.8573   17,969,951.45    14,375,961.16    3,593,990.29
V   CAMARINES NORTE    Upgrading of Daet-Mambalite Road   1.2   11,460,410.49    9,168,328.39    2,292,082.10
V   CAMARINES NORTE    Upgrading of Jct. Borabod-Awitan, San Nicolas-San Francisco   4.0664   19,652,266.49    15,721,813.19    3,930,453.30
V   CAMARINES NORTE    Upgrading of Daet-San Lorenzo Ruiz Road   1.5646   15,922,984.74    12,738,387.79    3,184,596.95
V   CAMARINES NORTE    Upgrading of Angas-Manguisoc Road   4.24   28,777,841.61    23,022,273.29    5,755,568.32
V   CAMARINES NORTE    Upgrading of Jct. Talisay-Gabon-Sta. Cruz Road   1.78   18,959,611.42    15,167,689.14    3,791,922.28
V   CAMARINES NORTE    Upgrading of Jct. Msr. Basiad Road   0.993   10,167,678.51    8,134,142.81    2,033,535.70
V   CAMARINES NORTE    Upgrading of Jct. San Felipe-Patag Road   0.280   3,293,541.59    2,634,833.27    658,708.32
IV-A   CAVITE    Upgrading of Gen.Aguinaldo Road via Narvaez Alfonso   0.792   7,220,486.19    5,054,340.33    2,166,145.86


Through the OpenRoads portal, the public can check online which roads have been selected for rehabilitation or upgrading and track the progress of the road project from start to completion.

The portal contains the uploaded provincial road network maps, as well as other road projects. Soon, videos of the conditions of priority roads before, during, and after the implementation of KALSADA will also be uploaded. – Rappler.com

http://www.rappler.com/move-ph/issues/budget-watch/955-open-roads/118397-74-provinces-kalsada?utm_content=buffer156de&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

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Iupdate mo kami sa status ng MRT 1. Kailan operational yung dumating na na bagon? Kailan darating yung iba pang bagon? Kailan darating yung makina ng bagon? Kailan rehabilitation ng riles na madalas na nagiging sanhi ng pag stop ng operasyon ng mga tren? May contractor na ba? Mas marami interesado sa MRT 1. Concentrate ka muna dito? :D

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DOTC set to launch new MRT train
By Louella Desiderio (The Philippine Star) | Updated February 24, 2016 - 12:00am

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New coaches for MRT 3: Two new light rail vehicles from China were released at the Manila International Container Port over the weekend, allowing the Department of Transportation and Communications to complete assembly works. Once testing of the coaches is completed, the new train sets to be added to the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 will begin running for public use before April.


MANILA, Philippines – Following completion of the assembly of two new light rail vehicles (LRVs) for the Metro Rail Transit Line 3, the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) is set to launch a new train on the congested rail system before April.

In a statement yesterday, the DOTC said the new LRVs 3 and 4 were assembled over the weekend after the coaches arrived in Manila last Feb. 17.

“These two coaches complete the first train set that government aims to launch before April,” the DOTC said.

The first train set would be composed of LRVs 3, 4 and 2.

LRV 2 is currently undergoing dynamic testing.

Based on DOTC’s working timeline, LRV 2 will complete its dynamic testing, while LRVs 3 and 4 should start static testing at the end of this month.

By early March, LRVs 3 and 4 should have completed the static testing to be able to start dynamic testing and the 1,000-kilometer run.

In mid-March, LRVs 3 and 4 are expected to complete the dynamic testing and 1,000-km run.

The DOTC said LRV 2 would complete the 5,000-km test run by the end of March.

The three new LRVs are among 48 coaches ordered from Dalian Locomotive and Rolling Stock Co. of China under the MRT-3’s capacity expansion project.

The first of the 48 new LRVs (LRV 1) was assembled in August last year.

Under the project, four new LRVs would be shipped to the country per month from March until January next year to complete the 48 coaches.

The project is being implemented to bring the railway’s daily capacity to over 800,000 passengers.

The MRT-3, which runs from North Avenue station in Quezon City to Taft Avenue station in Pasay City, carries close to 600,000 passengers a day, way beyond its designed capacity of 350,000.


Meanwhile, MRT Holdings II Inc., which controls MRT Corp. (MRTC) or the operator of MRT-3, belied the claim of former DOTC secretary and now Liberal Party standard bearer Manuel Roxas II during the recent presidential debate that the MRT-3’s woes are due to the railway system’s flawed contract.

MRT Holdings spokesman David Narvasa said the Build-Lease-Transfer agreement between the government and MRTC was bidded out and approved by the DOTC and National Economic and Development Authority Investment Coordination Committee.

- See more at: http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2016/ ... aBu0d.dpuf

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Aquino inaugurates 138-km road in Basilan despite 2 blasts
By: Julie S. Alipala@inquirerdotnet
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09:58 PM March 21st, 2016



SUMISIP, Basilan – Even if it was a security risk, President Aquino on Monday visited this town to inaugurate a 138-kilometer circumferential road here.

On the eve of the president’s visit, two blasts happened in this town. One was in the village of Cabengbeng, while another was some 50 meters away where Mr. Aquino was to deliver his speech.

A member of the Presidential Security Group, who asked not to be named as he was not authorized to speak on the matter, said another improvised bomb was discovered and detonated.

“If the villagers failed to notice it, there could have been many casualties now,” he said.

The blast in Cabebeng at 9 p.m. Sunday left one civilian wounded. An hour earlier, members of the 64th Infantry Battalion were ambushed in the same village.

At past 9 p.m. Sunday, a bomb exploded in Barangay Tumahubong, near the site where Mr. Aquino was to speak.

Governor Mujiv Hataman of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) dismissed the attacks as perpetrated by lawless elements who wanted to disrupt Monday’s event.

The attacks, however, did not stop residents from feeling excited about the President’s visit.

Jatiya Salasain, a 60-year old Yakan, said waiting for Mr. Aquino for two hours was nothing compared to the number of years that they had been wondering when a president could finally visit their place.

“I am very happy to see him. Finally, I saw a President coming down. The last time was in 1957, it was Ramon Magsaysay in Isabela (now a city), and I was very young then,” Salasain said.

Zaida Kiram, a nurse at the Sumisip Health Center, said it was her first time to see the president in the flesh.

“Everyone here is very excited,” she said.

Mr. Aquino arrived here minutes before noon. With Hataman and public works and highways Secretary Rogelio Singson, the President had a brief drive through to the road project.

More than 400 policemen were deployed for the president’s visit, while around six armored vehicles were also stationed in areas considered vulnerable to attacks by rebels and bandits. Air and ground troops were also on stand by.

Rep. Jim Hataman Saliman said almost P3-billion of “local and national public works funds” were spent to complete the road network.

Governor Hataman said it was an honor that the President visited “the place where I grew up and where transportation was a dangerous challenge for everyone.”

Wahida Ajijul, a 6th grader, shared how her older siblings sacrificed just to go to school, “leaving home early in the morning, and coming back late.”

“There were a few vehicles then. Now with the road network, I see more jeepneys, more tricycles and more motorbikes. The road network will help us finish our education with better grades. No more absences,” Ajijul said.

Hataman said that in his younger years, it took him four to six hours to travel from Sumisip town to Isabela.

“Now it only takes 45 minutes,” he said.

Hataman said construction of the 138-kilometer road, which started in 2010, was delayed because workers were being threatened and attacked by lawless elements. SFM

http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/775510/aquino-inaugurates-138-km-road-in-basilan-despite-2-blasts



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Basilan's hero: Fresh PMA grad dies in Abu Sayyaf hands

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Soldiers die in battle all the time. But 2Lt Jun Corpuz was too young. He won't make it to his first alumni homecoming in February 2015

MANILA, Philippines – It was only in March when 222 members of Philippine Military Academy "Siklab Diwa" Class of 2014 were throwing their graduation caps to celebrate the completion of their 4-year military courses. It was a moment when the class seemed oblivious to the controversy that gripped the nation back then – the dismissal of their classmate Cadet Jeff Cudia.

Seven months later, the class suffered its first loss. Second Lieutenant Jun Corpuz, 22, died on Sunday, November 2, in a clash with Abu Sayyaf in war-weary Sumisip, Basilan. (READ: Junior officer, 5 soldiers, killed in Basilan clash)

Soldiers die in battle all the time. But Corpuz was too young. He won't make it to his first alumni homecoming in February 2015. He's never even had a girlfriend, according to his mother Elizabeth.

“I thought I poured out all my tears yesterday. He was a good boy. He was never a headache. I will not forget him,” an emotional Elizabeth told Rappler in Ilocano on Monday, November 3.

Jun was very close to his parents, who live in Bacnotan town in La Union. He spoke with them several times a day, thanks to the unlimited call promos by the networks. It was the birthday of his father Crecensio just last week, October 27, and Jun sent him a cash gift of P2,000.

He always told his parents not to worry about him. "Mas tahimik sa Basilan kaysa sa Sulu (It's more peaceful in Basilan than in Sulu)," Elizabeth recalled Jun telling them.

He also spoke with them an hour before the 7:30 am attack on Sunday. It was a typical call. She was having her coffee and she was making sure that Jun had breakfast. She would learn about her son's death early in the afternoon.

Jun was a platoon leader of Alpha Company, 64th Infantry Battalion, 1st Infantry Division. It was his first assignment. And 5 of his men also died:

Sergeant Tranquilino Germo of Aleosan, Cotabato
Private First Class Rolando Entera Jr of Aleosan, Cotabato
Private First Class Freddie Pandoy of Aleosan, Cotabato
Private First Class Raffy Canuto of Lebak, Sultan Kudarat
Private First Class Mark Anthony Singson of Pigkawan, North Cotabato

Basilan Circumferential Road

They were conducting routine patrol in Libug Village of Sumisip town to secure construction workers in the Basilan Circumferential Road, a 64-kilometer road that has seen so many clashes between the military and the bandit group notorious for its kidnapping activities. The circumferential road cuts through hilly and forested areas in Basilan.

“My soldiers are securing the Basilan Circumferential Road Project to ensure its timely completion before the end of this year. I am saddened that this senseless violence against our soldiers who are helping deliver public service to the people happened,” said Colonel Rolando Joselito Bautista commander of the 104th Infantry Brigade.

Patrolling on foot, Corpuz's platoon saw a high ground that could be used as a staging ground for attacks. They decided to go and clear the bushy part of the hill, said Army spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Noel Detoyato.

But the Abu Sayyaf got there first. "While climbing the hill, we saw a man who hurriedly left away from the crest. All of a sudden our leading elements were heavily engaged in an intense firefight, hitting some of them," Sergeant Marvin Paragoso was quoted in the blog of the military spokesperson. He is one of Corpuz's men who survived the attack.

Corpuz and his men fired back, but Paragosa said they were overwhelmed. The Sergeant jumped for cover and radioed for reinforcements. Paragosa said he saw Corpuz still firing his gun at the attackers as he leaped for safety.

Corpuz chose to die fighting with his men than take the opportunity to escape.

Half an hour later, the reinforcements arrived. They found the bodies of the 6 soldiers.

http://www.rappler.com/nation/73900-fresh-pma-grad-dies

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